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Arson Investigation in Lawrenceburg, KY

Date of News Release: 09/22/2010

(Frankfort, Ky.) -- At 02:04 Hrs Wednesday 09-22-10 a residential structure fire was reported at 4197 Bardstown Road Lawrenceburg, KY. The Anderson County Fire Department responded to the scene and found that the property involved was an unoccupied manufactured home. They were aware that this property was the location of a recent homicide investigation being conducted by Kentucky State Police Post 12. The home's owner, Gary Bancroft, is currently lodged in the Franklin County Detention Center as a result of that investigation.

The Anderson County Fire Department then reported the fire to Kentucky State Police Post 12 for investigation. Subsequent investigation determined that the home's electrical service was not active at the time of the fire. An accelerant detecting K-9 from the Scott County Fire Department was requested and utilized by Assistant Fire Chief Jim Kanavy. The K-9 did alert to the presence of an ignitable liquid and debris samples were collected. These samples are pending examination by the Kentucky State Police Forensic Laboratory. Kentucky State Police were assisted by the Anderson County Sheriff's Office and the Scott County Fire Department.

Anyone with information about this fire is asked to call the Kentucky Arson Hotline at 1-800-27-ARSON. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.

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